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Jun 25, 2013
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David Crockett: his life and adventures (1874)
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Jun 24, 2013
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THE ART OF CARICATURING (1941)
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Jun 19, 2013
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Osborne Coll. Quarter green cloth and illustrated paper over boards. Ex libris Isaac Foot Spec. Coll. copy 2: Quarter green cloth and illustrated paper over boards. Inscription dated Nov. 14, 1884. Gift of Waldo H. Hunt
Once attributed to Girolamo Spinelli; now believed to be the work of Galilei. Cf. Drake, Stillman. Galileo against the philosophers Galileo, a major progenitor of the Scientific Revolution was also a martyr of the new science. His career can be viewed as a series of controversies, beginning with his earliest published work on the ‘new star’ of 1604, written when he was already 40. He then moved on to the proportional compass, the telescopic discoveries of 1610, the ‘bodies in water’ and...
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May 30, 2013
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Publisher's chromolithographed pictorial wrappers Ex libris Elvah Karshner
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May 29, 2013
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Published in 1913, a best-seller in the 1930s and long out of print, Physics for Entertainment was translated from Russian into many languages and influenced science students around the world. Among them was Grigori Yakovlevich Perelman, the Russian mathematician (unrelated to the author), who solved the Poincaré conjecture, and who was awarded and rejected the Fields Medal. Grigori's father, an electrical engineer, gave him Physics for Entertainment to encourage his son's interest in...
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May 28, 2013
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"Being a faithful record of the transactions of the war between the United States of America and their territories, and the United kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the dependencies thereof; declared on the eighteenth day of June, 1812." "Let the rallying word, through all the day, be 'liberty or death.' " Edited by Samuel Woodworth Description based on: V. 1, no. 3 (July 11, 1812); title from caption Volumes of interest were published between 1812 and 1815 with...
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May 28, 2013
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A wonderful book with 5 timeless French fairy tales magnificently illustrated with 8 beautiful and dramatic full page color and many black and white drawings by Virginia Frances Sterrett. "Done when she was only 19 years of age, this was Sterrett's (Chicago born) first book, and she is often referred to as the 'female Kay Nielsen'."
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May 26, 2013
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Osborne Coll. Spec. Coll. copy 1 = Yellow-green morocco-grained cloth over boards, blocked in blind and gold; all edges gilt; frontispiece and [4] plates are hand-colored. Ex libris Charles Eliot Godspeed. Ex libris Elvah Karshner Spec. Coll. copy 2 = Blue morocco over boards, tooled in gold; all edges gilt; bound by Riviere & son. Original yellow-green morocco-grained cloth blocked in blind and gold, bound in after text
Stewart, C.D. Taylors of Ongar Tan cloth over boards blocked in blind and gold. Inscription on upper free endpaper
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May 21, 2013
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Publisher's tan printed wrappers
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Spec. Coll. copy 1: Green cloth over boards, blocked in gold and black, in case. Ex libris Olive Percival. Gift of Jo Swerling Spec. Coll. copy 2: Brown roan; rebacked, in case. Gift of Dr. Stanley M. Bierman
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May 7, 2013
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Red printed wrappers; woodcut alphabet printed on inner wrappers
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May 3, 2013
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Blue cloth over boards blocked in gold and blind Ex libris SHEA, no. 186 Inscription in pencil on upper flyleaf
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May 1, 2013
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Illustrated waxy orange wrapper printed in black. UCLA copy incomplete: frontispiece wanting. Ex libris Elvah Karshner
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May 1, 2013
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Green cloth over boards blocked in gold
Stewart, C.D. Taylors of Ongar Tan cloth over boards blocked in blind and gold. Inscription on upper free endpaper
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Revolutionary reader; reminiscences and Indian legends (1913)
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Publisher's printed blue wrappers; vignette of a goat on upper wrapper; vignettes of bull and pig on lower wrapper; vignettes on inner wrappers Ex libris Elvah Karshner
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Mar 30, 2013
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Moon, M. Harris (1992) Publisher's quarter green sheep and blue printed paper over boards; blue sprinkled edges Ex libris Isaac Foot Inscription on upper free endpaper Bookseller's label "Jas. Izzard's juvenile repository, 46 Upr. Brook Str. Grosvenor Square" on upper paste-down
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Mar 10, 2013
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Publisher's chromolithographed pictorial wrappers Ex libris Elvah Karshner
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Purple beaded-line grain cloth over boards, blocked in blind and gold; all edges gilt Inscription in ink on upper free endpaper: Fathers fairing to Ben, 3 Oct. 1860 Ex libris Olive Percival
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Beige printed wrappers, with publisher's ad on lower wrapper Ex libris Elvah Karshner
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Feb 28, 2013
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Imperfect? Title page and original wrappers wanting? Modern binding(?): quarter green cloth and green marbled paper over boards The illustrations are hand-colored
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Feb 27, 2013
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Imperfect? Title page and original wrappers wanting? Modern binding(?): quarter green cloth and green marbled paper over boards The illustrations are hand-colored
Topic: jocko london
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Publisher's yellow printed wrappers. In case
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Feb 22, 2013
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Book from Project Gutenberg: Pen Drawing: An Illustrated Treatise
Green diagonal fine rib cloth over boards; title and illustration blocked in gold and black Ex libris Bernard M. Meeks Label on upper paste-down: Brentano's Literary Emporium, 39 Union Square, N.Y
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Feb 9, 2013
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Brown cloth over boards, blocked in blind and black Inscription in pencil on flyleaf, dated 1872
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Caw caw; or, the chronicle of crows / by RM ([ca. 1848])
Orange stiff wrappers, with an engraved title label pasted on upper wrapper. Inscription: Joanna E. Dana ... Dedham, Massachusetts, 1828. Ex libris Marjorie Moon. Ex libris W.M. Stone. Purchase, Justin Schiller, 1997